The Local Government Units of General Santos City and Sarangani Province have prepared a Grand Hero’s Welcome for the Boxing Icon and Congressman Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao on
Thursday, May 14, 2015, Friday, May 15, 2015. This is just a little over a week after his fight with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas.
The champ will be flying in via Philippine Airlines at 9:00am at the Gen. Santos International Airport where a homecoming caravan around the city awaits him and his immediate family, including his wife, Sarangani Vice-Governor Jinkee Pacquiao.
As he alights the plane, a military honors will be conducted for the soon-to-be “senatoriable” after which he will ride a float that will lead a caravan to downtown Gensan, joined in by political leaders of both Gensan and Sarangani.
The caravan will then proceed to SM City General Santos for a Hero’s Welcome Program and Press Conference.
An estimated 300 VIPs including LGU officials and media personnel are expected to attend the Hero’s Welcome at the Activity Center of SM Ciy General Santos.
City Mayor Ronnel C. Rivera will lead the welcome for Congressman Manny Pacquiao. He will be followed by a congratulatory message from Sarangani Governor Steve Chiongbian-Solon.
This is where the Pacman comes in with his message followed by a Victory Prayer for him led by his pastor friends.
Culminating the event is the much-awaited Press Conference that is expected to draw in a good number of local, national and international members of the media. Including bloggers.